Friday, June 22, 2007

Christians and forced sex

(Post 13 in a series)
This doesn't get at what people do, but rather what is done to them. The data are, once again, from the NHSLS, and here the question is asked only of women:

% of women ever forced by a man to do something sexual.

31%, No religion
25%, Conservative protestants
21%, Mainline protestants
17%, Catholics

Sadly, these numbers are rather high, as these types of measures always are.

There does seem to be a religion difference, both comparing Christians to non-Christians and comparing between types of Christians.

Now, it would be interesting to know the religion of the male forcing the sex, but there does seem to be a lot of variation in who is forced.

Source: Michael et al. Sex in America 1994

2 comments:

S.S.Stone said...

If those are the % from 13 years ago, I'm sure the numbers would be different today, hopefully anyway. I don't even like the word "force".

Brad Wright said...

Yes, I hope that they are less, but I don't know that I would be optimistic.